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Mayor Durkan Applauds Council Support of 2026 FIFA World Cup in Seattle

Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the unanimous adoption of her resolution supporting Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament in Seattle:

“Seattle is North America’s best soccer town, with a fan base whose passion for the game rivals any other. As part of the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, our City will aggressively compete to be one of at least a dozen cities that host the 2026 World Cup. It would be an unprecedented opportunity for our City, our fans, and our region’s economy. FIFA oversees the biggest sporting event in the world, and the tournament should be hosted by a world-class city like Seattle. We’re ready to welcome teams and visitors from across the globe to the Emerald City. A special thank you to Councilmember Rob Johnson for sponsoring this resolution.”